Resolution J326-2013

Honoring George Basler upon the occasion of his retirement after 34 years of distinguished service to The Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, New York

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring George Basler upon the occasion of his
retirement after 34 years  of  distinguished  service  to  THE  PRESS  &
SUN-BULLETIN in Binghamton, New York

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
George  Basler  upon  the  occasion  of his retirement after 34 years of
distinguished service to THE PRESS &  SUN-BULLETIN  in  Binghamton,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  A  1968  graduate  of  Georgetown  University, George Basler
honorably served his country as a member  of  the  United  States  Army,
stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War; and
  WHEREAS,  In 1978, George Basler started at the EVENING PRESS in Bing-
hamton; the paper later merged with  the  SUN-BULLETIN  and  became  THE
PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN; and
  WHEREAS,  For  the  past  34  years,  George Basler rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to THE PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN; and
  WHEREAS, Primarily an education reporter, George  Basler  served  with
loyalty, honor and distinction; and
  WHEREAS,  In  his  official acts, George Basler was governed by a keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS, An ultimate professional,  George  Basler  knew  how  to  put
people at ease even while asking difficult questions; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  his  career, George Basler mentored many younger
journalists, molding them into high-quality news reporters whose  skills
have  greatly  benefited  numerous  media  outlets across Binghamton and
beyond; and
  WHEREAS, Beloved by all with whom he worked, George Basler consistent-
ly kept the morale high in the newsroom with his sharp wit and fantastic
sense of humor; and
  WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of his community, George Basler,
immediately upon retiring, began volunteering for Meals  on  Wheels  and
for  the  Broome County Arts Council blog, where he is now chief theater
reviewer; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, and daughter, both of
whom feel privileged to be a  part  of  his  life  and  rejoice  in  his
achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his  tenure  with  THE  PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN, George
Basler earned the admiration, esteem and affection  of  his  colleagues;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor George Basler upon the occasion of his retirement after  34  years
of  distinguished service to THE PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN in Binghamton, New
York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to George Basler.

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